Perched on a gentle hillside, our home is spacious yet warm and welcoming, especially suited for families or friends gathering for weddings, reunions and graduations. Lots of parking and play space, this newly built 4,000 sq. ft. house encompasses the best of being in Malibu. Views, large deck, hot tub and deliciously comfy beds to fall into every night. Two minutes drive to Starbucks and shopping at Trancas Village.
We think what makes Island View Lodge special is its setting, so close to the ocean you can hear the waves crash at night, but not the busy traffic that runs along the Pacific Coast Highway! Nestled into the hillside, surrounded by Palm, Banana, Jacaranda and Bamboo trees,, our home is like an island retreat. In fact, on a clear day you can spot little Santa Barbara island way off the coast, looking like a baby whale!
The Garage is off limits and locked as well as the Master Bedroom Wardrobe. We provide a temporary hanging facility in the Master Bathroom suite. There are walk in wardrobes in the other bedrooms that are available. The office is also locked.
Interaction with guests
We are usually here to greet our guests, and get them settled. Then we take the opportunity to have a little getaway ourselves. Back in time to say goodbye, or our guest leave the keys in a designated area. We do have a little trailer hidden away at the bottom corner of the garden, unseen mainly from the house that which we will occupy if we do not go away, or our house manager will stay there and be available to assist in any way.
Other things to note
After having guests with children, we sadly have to say we think our home is not suitable for children. There are too many spots they can fall off decks, hurt themselves, or climb into the hot tub.
Babies in arms are fine, children over 12 are fine but too much worry in between that.
Guests can smoke on the deck but leave no cigar/cigarette refuse behind! .
No parties larger than 20.
Guests can negotiate with us on rules, particularly if for family reunion type events.
Please be mindful of the neighbors, although screened by trees from the other properties, it is so peaceful, you can hear everything pretty clearly. Music on the deck has to be turned down by 10:00.
VERY IMPORTANT- Please do not go into the hot tub straight from the beach. Please rinse off all sand from your body and don't wear the same trunks or bathing suit that was in the ocean. This is to prevent a ton of sand accumulating at the bottom of the spa tub. (it is a bitch to clean out!) thanks :)
Mike is a retired fire captain and I (Lisa} run my own business- Malibu Fountains.
We are fun, gregarious and enjoy life together! Love making new friends and sharing this beautiful space with those who come to visit our beautiful state! Especially enjoy interacting with visitors from the UK or Europe as I (Lisa) lived just outside London for many, many years and I can guide with extra understanding and knowledge what overseas visitors would most like to experience whilst here.